Birthdays: 11th & 12th November

Birthdays

TODAY: Professor Thomas Allibone, physicist, 92; Miss Bibi Andersson, actress, 60; Mrs Jane Barker, finance director, London Stock Exchange, 46; Lord Carr of Hadley, former Home Secretary, 79; Rear-Admiral Sir Nigel Cecil, 70; Lord Dainton, Chancellor of Sheffield University, 81; Mr Jonathan Fenby, Editor, South China Morning Post, 53; Mr Roy Fredericks, cricketer and politician, 53; Mr Ron Greenwood, former football manager, 74; Air Marshal Sir Donald Hall, deputy chairman, GEC-Marconi, 65; Sir Martin Jacomb, chairman, British Council, 66; Lord Jenkins of Hillhead, Chancellor of Oxford University, 75; Sir Harold Kent QC, Commissary to the Dean and Chapter of St Paul's Cathedral, 92; Mr Rodney Marsh, cricketer, 48; Mr Derek Milton, former High Commissioner to Jamaica and Ambassador to Haiti, 60; Miss Cristina Odone, Editor, Catholic Herald, 35; Dr Indraprasad Patel, economist, 71; Professor Colin Platt, medieval historian, 61; Mr Terence Rooney MP, 45; Mr John Sheffield, former chairman, Norcros, 82; Sir Peter Shepheard, architect, 82; Mr Kurt Vonnegut, novelist, 73; General Sir Walter Walker, former Commander-in-Chief, Allied Forces, Northern Europe, 83; Miss June Whitfield, actress, 70; Lord Wolfson, chairman, Wolfson Foundation, 68.

TOMORROW: Dame Peggy Fenner MP, 73; Lord Goff of Chieveley, a Lord of Appeal in Ordinary, 69; Dr William Hayes, President, St John's College, Oxford, 65; Dr Joseph Hendron MP, 62; Miss Kim Hunter, actress, 73; Mr John Ingamells, editor, Dictionary of British Visitors to Italy in the 18th Century, 61; Sir Peter Lloyd MP, 58; Miss Jennifer Page, chief executive, Millennium Commission, 51; Miss Stephanie Powers, actress, 52; Sir Charles Sopwith, former Second Counsel to the Chairman of Committees, House of Lords, 90; Miss Jo Stafford, singer, 77; Sir William Sutherland, Chief Constable, Lothian and Borders Police, 62; Prebendary Chad Varah, founder of the Samaritans, 84; Mr Neil Young, rock singer and guitarist, 49.

Have you tried new the Independent Digital Edition iPad app?
Independent Dating
and  

By clicking 'Search' you
are agreeing to our
Terms of Use.

iJobs Job Widget
iJobs People

SharePoint Administrator/Developer (C#, VB.NET, VISUAL STUDIO 2

£35000 - £50000 per annum + benefits+bonus+package: Harrington Starr: SharePoi...

European HR Director, London

£80000 - £95000 per annum: Charter Selection: A leading Global organisation Ja...

European Senior HR Manager, London

£80000 - £90000 per annum: Charter Selection: A leading Global organisation is...

Day In a Page

Homelessness: Why is the supported lodgings lifeline under threat?

Why is the supported lodgings lifeline under threat?

Zubairi Sentongo swapped poverty in Uganda for homelessness in Britain. But a YMCA scheme connected him with a couple offering warmth and shelter
A History of the First World War in 100 Moments: When the world’s biggest shed took over Regent’s Park

A History of the First World War in 100 Moments

When the world’s biggest shed took over Regent’s Park
The pain of IVF

The pain of IVF

As an Italian woman vows to keep the babies from someone else’s eggs, Julian Baggini ponders how the reality of childbirth is often messier than the natural ideal
Supersize art

Is big better? Britain's latest super-sized art

The Kelpies are the latest addition to a growing army of giant sculptures. But naysayers are asking what a pair of gigantic horse heads tells us about Falkirk?
James Dean: Back on the big screen

James Dean: Back on the big screen

As 'Rebel without a Cause' is re-released, Geoffrey Macnab reveals how its star perfected his moody act
Catch-22: How the cult classic was adapted for the stage

How a cult classic was adapted for the stage

More than half a century after it was published 'Catch-22' will make its British stage debut next week
10 best activity books for children

10 best activity books for children

Keep little ones busy this bank holiday with one of these creative, educational and fun books
Arsenal 3 West Ham United 1: Five things we learnt from the battle between the London sides

Five things we learnt from Arsenal's win over West Ham

Arsenal still in driving seat for Champions League spot and Carroll can make late charge into England’s World Cup squad
Copa del Rey final: Barcelona are paying for their complacency and not even victory over Real Madrid will put things right

Pete Jenson on the Copa del Rey final

Barcelona are paying for their complacency and not even victory over Real Madrid will put things right
Rafa to reign? Ten issues clay courts will serve up this season

Rafa to reign? Ten issues clay courts will serve up this season

With the tennis circus now rolling on to the slowest surface, Paul Newman highlights who'll be making the headlines – and why
Exclusive: NHS faces financial disaster in 2015 as politicians urged to find radical solution

NHS faces financial disaster in 2015

Politicians urged to find radical solution
Ukraine crisis: How spontaneous are the pro-Russian protests breaking out in Ukraine’s east?

Ukraine crisis

How spontaneous are the pro-Russian protests breaking out in Ukraine’s east?
A History of the First World War in 100 moments: The first execution at the Tower of London for 167 years

The first execution at the Tower of London for 167 years

A history of the First World War in 100 moments
Fires could turn Amazon rainforest into a desert as human activity and climate change threaten ‘lungs of the world’, says study

New threat to the Amazon rainforest:

Fires that scorch the ‘lungs of the Earth’
Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester City: And the winner of this season’s Premier League title will be...

Who’s in box seat now? The winner of the title will be ...

Who is in best shape to take the Premier League prize?